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Cameron Dollar (born (1975-12-09)December 9, 1975[1]) is an American college basketball coach, currently an assistant at the University of Washington. He was previously the head coach for the Seattle University Redhawks men's basketball team.[2] Dollar was previously an assistant coach under Lorenzo Romar at the University of Washington. Dollar attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was a member of the 1995 UCLA Bruins national championship team. In the championship game against Arkansas, he replaced injured starter Tyus Edney[3] as the Bruins won 89–78.[4] Dollar was born in Atlanta,[4] Georgia.

Cameron Dollar
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Current position
Title Assistant coach
Team Washington
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1975-12-09) December 9, 1975 (age 41)
Atlanta, Georgia
Playing career
1993–1997 UCLA
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–1998 UC Irvine (asst.)
1998–1999 Southern California College
1999 Georgia (asst.)
1999–2002 Saint Louis (asst.)
2002–2009 Washington (asst.)
2009–2017 Seattle
2017–present Washington (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 118–160 (.424)
Tournaments 3–2 (CBI)

Contents

UCLAEdit

Dollar was recruited to UCLA while playing at a prep school in Maryland by then-Bruins assistant coach Mark Gottfried. Dollar attended UCLA in the fall of 1993.[5] Leading up to the final game against Arkansas in the 1995 NCAA tournament, the team was uncertain of the status of Tyus Edney, their starting point guard, who had injured his wrist in the semifinals against Oklahoma State.[5] After Edney did not return after leaving less than three minutes into the Arkansas game, Dollar played 36 minutes and contributed eight assists and four steals as UCLA won the championship game, 89–78.[6] Asked if UCLA would have won without Dollar's performance, then-UCLA coach Jim Harrick said, "Absolutely not."[5] Earlier in the tournament against Missouri, Dollar inbounded the ball with 4.8 seconds left in the game to Edney, who drove the length of the court and hit a bank shot as time expired to win 75–74 in the second round.[7]

Dollar started in his last two seasons, and the Bruins won three Pacific-10 Conference championships. During his four-year career, Dollar averaged 5.0 points, 3.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds. "His leadership qualities were off the charts," Harrick said. "He was always an extension of the coach on the floor."[5]

CoachingEdit

At age 22, Dollar was the country's youngest college coach when he was first hired as a head coach at Southern California College,[2][4] n National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school (now known as Vanguard University). He served ten years (1999–2009) as an assistant to current Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar[2][4] (including the last three years (1999–2002) of Romar's tenure at Saint Louis), who was himself an assistant on Jim Harrick's UCLA staff during Dollar's career.[4][5] Dollar's time in Washington was marked by a recruiting violation in 2002, resulting in a one-month suspension.[8][9]

Dollar was hired in the spring of 2009 as head coach at Seattle University, which was transitioning to compete in Division I after dropping out in 1980.[5][10] He was fired after eight seasons, though he was soon re-hired as an assistant at Washington under new coach Mike Hopkins.[11]

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southern California College Lions (Golden State Athletic Conference) (1998–1999)


1998–99 Southern California College 11–22 5–9 6th[12]
Southern California College: 11–22 (.333) 5–9 (.357)
Seattle Redhawks (NCAA Division I independent) (2009–2012)
2009–10 Seattle 17–14[13][14]
2010–11 Seattle 11–20[15]
2011–12 Seattle 12–15[16]
Seattle Redhawks (Western Athletic Conference) (2012–2017)
2012–13 Seattle 8–22 3–15 10th
2013–14 Seattle 13–17 5–11 7th
2014–15 Seattle 18–16 7–7 T–4th CBI Semifinals
2015–16 Seattle 15–17 7–7 4th CBI Quarterfinals
2016–17 Seattle 13–17 5–9 6th
Seattle University: 107–138 (.437) 27–46 (.370)
Total: 118–160 (.424)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

PersonalEdit

Dollar has three children. His father, Donald, was a longtime high school basketball coach in Georgia who won three state championships and more than 600 games. Dollar hired Donald as an assistant at Seattle.[4] Dollar's mother was slain in Atlanta when Cameron was 4 years old.[5] His brother Chad served as an assistant coach at Arkansas State.[17] Dollar is a Christian.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cameron Dollar - Northwest Coach Profiles, Seattle University, Redhawks, NCAA Hoops
  2. ^ a b c Seattle University Redhawks hire Washington Huskies Cameron Dollar as basketball coach - ESPN
  3. ^ Seattle student sinks buzzer-beater on Cameron Dollar - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Seattle University - SU Magazine - Cover Story - Top Dollar
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Crowe, Jerry (December 14, 2009). "Ex-Bruin Cameron Dollar: From 'coach on the floor' to just coach". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ Dufresne, Chris (April 4, 1995). "A Big Return From Dollar". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ Kawakami, Time (March 20, 1995). "A Happy Edneying for UCLA". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ Dollar suspended a month, his activities curtailed - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  9. ^ Investigation involves assistant coach Dollar - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  10. ^ Seattle U looks to Dollar to continue transition to Div. I - ESPN
  11. ^ "Washington hires Cameron Dollar as assistant coach" (Press release). q13Fox.com. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2017. 
  12. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20000920060530/http://www.gsacsports.org/gsacmbkhistory.html
  13. ^ Seattle Redhawks Basketball 2009-10 Schedule - Redhawks Home and Away - ESPN
  14. ^ Seattle rewards Cameron Dollar - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
  15. ^ Seattle Redhawks Basketball 2010-11 Schedule - Redhawks Home and Away - ESPN
  16. ^ Seattle Redhawks Basketball 2011-12 Schedule - Redhawks Home and Away - ESPN
  17. ^ Inside the lives of five top college hoops assistants - ESPN The Magazine

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